March 2007 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
March 3-4, 2007
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The moon in the northern half of the Earth's shadow during totality.
Taken at 23:29 UTC
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The moon's path through the Earth's northern shadow.
Series (and member) 123 (57 of 73)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 1:14:12
Partial 4:41:42
Penumbral 6:08:58
Contacts
P1 20:16:29 UTC
U1 21:30:04 UTC
U2 22:43:49 UTC
Greatest 23:20:56 UTC
U3 23:58:01 UTC
U4 01:11:46 UTC
P4 02:25:27 UTC
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Eclipse across descending node in Leo

A total lunar eclipse took place on March 3, 2007, the first of two eclipses in 2007. The moon entered the penumbral shadow at 20:18 UTC, and the umbral shadow at 21:30 UTC. The total phase lasted between 22:44 UTC and 23:58 UTC with a distinctive brick-red shade (L=3 to L=4 on the Danjon scale). The moon left the umbra shadow at 01:11 UTC and left the penumbra shadow at 02:24 UTC 2007-03-04.[1] The second lunar eclipse of 2007 occurred on August 28.[2][3]

The previous lunar eclipse on September 7, 2006 was partial.

This eclipse is the first of two lunar eclipses to occur in 2007, the second being on 28 August 2007.

Viewing[edit]

The whole event was visible from Europe, Africa, parts of South America, and some areas of North America, Asia, and Western Australia. In North America, part of the event was visible at moonrise.

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This simulated view of the earth from the center of the moon during the lunar eclipse shows where the eclipse is visible on earth.

Map[edit]

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NASA chart of the eclipse

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2006–2009
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
113
Penumbral lunar eclipse 2006 March 14 Warrenton VA.jpg
2006 Mar 14
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penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-06mar14.png
118
Partial lunar eclipse Sept 7 2006-Mikelens.jpg
2006 Sep 7
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partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2006Sep07.png
123
Red moon during lunar eclipse.jpg
2007 Mar 03
Lunar eclipse from moon-2007Mar03.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-07mar03.png
128
Lunar Eclipse.jpg
2007 Aug 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-2007Aug28.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2007aug28.png
133
February 2008 total lunar eclipse John Buonomo.jpg
2008 Feb 21
Lunar eclipse from moon-2008Feb21.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-08feb20.png
138
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2008 Aug 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2008Aug16.png
partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2008Aug16.png
143
Penumbral lunar eclipse Feb 9 2009 NavneethC.jpg
2009 Feb 9
Lunar eclipse from moon-2009Feb09.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-09feb09.png
148
Penumbral lunar eclipse Aug 6 2009 John Walker.gif
2009 Aug 06
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penumbral
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Last set 2005 Apr 24 Last set 2005 Oct 17
Next set 2009 Dec 31 Next set 2009 Jul 07


Metonic cycle (19 years)[edit]

The Metonic cycle repeats nearly exactly every 19 years and represents a Saros cycle plus one lunar year. Because it occurs on the same calendar date, the earth's shadow will be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

  1. 1988 Mar 03 – Partial (113)
  2. 2007 Mar 03 – Total (123)
  3. 2026 Mar 03 – Total (133)
  4. 2045 Mar 03 – Penumbral (143)
  1. 1988 Aug 27 – partial (118)
  2. 2007 Aug 28 – total (128)
  3. 2026 Aug 28 – partial (138)
  4. 2045 Aug 27 – penumbral (148)
Metonic lunar eclipse 1988-2045.png Metonic lunar eclipses 1988-2045.png

Saros series[edit]

Lunar saros series 123, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has 25 total lunar eclipses. The first total lunar eclipse of this series was on July 16, 1628, and last will be on April 4, 2061. The two longest occurrence of this series were on September 20, 1736 and October 1, 1754 when totality lasted 106 minutes.[4]

It last occurred on February 20, 1989 and will next occur on March 14, 2025.

Photo gallery[edit]

Collages
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From Leeds, England.
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From Degania A, Israel.
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United Kingdom
Garyturner - Lunar Eclipse, 3 March 2007 (by).jpg
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Persian gulf

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Total lunar eclipse of 2007 Mar 03". NASA. 2007-03-03. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  2. ^ "First Total Lunar Eclipse in 3 Years". KABC-TV (AP). 2007-03-03. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  3. ^ Alexa, Dan Nicolae (2007-03-05). "Total Lunar Eclipse Over, Next One in August 28 This Year". Playfuls.com. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  4. ^ Listing of Eclipses of cycle 123

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